Bala Quila is perched on a 300 meter high steep cliff that lends a majestic view of Alwar. Standing tall since 16th century and looking after Alwar even before the Mughals arrived, the fort is the most notable symbol of the Alwar city. It is said that Emperor Jahangir stayed in this Bala Quila when his father, the great emperor Ashok banished him. The place where Emperor Jahangir stayed in Bala Quila is known as Salim Mahal. The best season to visit Bala Quilais from September to February as the weather is conducive. Bala Quila remains opens from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Bala Qila can be entered through six gates, namely Jai Pol, Suraj Pol, Laxman Pol, Chand Pol, Krishan Pol and Andheri Gate. The Bala Qila (young fort) was built on the foundations of a 10th century mud fort and is a towering structure set atop a hill.

Built in 1793 AD by Raja Bakhtawar Singh, the City Palace is an amazing mélange of the Rajputana and Islamic styles of architecture. The highlight of this palace are graceful marble pavilions set on lotus flower bases in the central courtyard. The palace that once belonged to the Maharaja has been converted into the District Collectorate. Its grand halls and chambers now house government offices.


In Summer : March to June 32 °C - 46 °C

In Monsoon : July to September 26 °C - 43 °C

In Winters : October to February 5 °C - 28 °C


By Air :Alwar has its own domestic airport.

By Road :Alwar can be easily reached by road as well. There are well-maintained roads linking it to tourism destinations like Delhi, Sariska, Bharatpur, Deeg and Jaipur.

By Rail :Alwar has its own railway station(Alwar Jn.) connects with Delhi, Jodhpur, Mumbai and other important tourist cities of India.